Nigeria takes delivery of 3.93m COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow

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Nigeria is scheduled to take delivery of 3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow.

This will mark the first arrival of COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria making her the next West African nation to benefit from the COVAX facility after Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.

Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, in a joint statement with the World Health Organisation, Nigeria Office and UNICEF, said the delivery of the AstraZeneca vaccine was part of an overall 16 million doses planned to be delivered to Nigeria in batches over the next months by the COVAX Facility.

Shuaib said: “We’re fully prepared to receive and deliver the vaccine to eligible Nigerians as we’ve commenced the training of health workers and ensured that cold chain facilities are ready at all levels.”